The stock market rally came to an end mid way through August and started to trend down again, especially after Federal Reserves Chairman Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole. He emphasized that more pain would be coming ahead in the Fed's fight against inflation. I tracked my LEAPS Portfolio more closely during this month and … Continue reading [Aug 22 Trading Review] Cutting Massive Losses For LEAPS Portfolio In Aug 2022
The stock market rallied strongly in the month of July, S&P 500 was up 8.10% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up almost 12%. My portfolio unrealized loss also dropped from the record 648k to 573k. Despite the negative news of record high 9.1% CPI data, Federal Reserves increasing the interest rate by 75 basis points … Continue reading [July 22 Trading Review] Trades, Profits & Losses For July 2022
The S&P 500 dropped a further 7% as higher-than-expected CPI (Consumer Price Index) again stroke fears of aggressive interest rate hikes by Federal Reserves, to bring inflation down. The market fell again as it absorbed the 75 basis point interest rate hike in June 2022, which would increase the likelihood of a recession. Due to … Continue reading [June 22 Trading Review] Trades & Realised Profits For June 2022
Another trading month has ended and I thought it would be useful to options trades that I have opened or closed and the earnings that I have made from options trading for the month of May 2022. S&P 500 continued to decline before a rally happened towards the end of the month. A falling market … Continue reading [May 22 Trading Review] Trades & Realised Profits For May 2022
You may have heard of the tortoise and the hare story. So, the hare challenges the tortoise to a race and was sprinting far ahead when the race started. He got complacent and decided to take a nap. The slow and steady tortoise eventually caught up and won the race. I started my options trading … Continue reading Why The Wheel Strategy Is Now My Slow And Winning Tortoise
Another trading month has ended and I thought it would be useful to share my current portfolio and the earnings that I have made from options trading for the month of April 2022. April has traditionally been a good month for the stock market as Q1 results help to boost share prices which in turn … Continue reading Portfolio Update + Earning For April 2022
I get this above question frequently when I share about how the drop in share prices generates higher returns for the covered call contracts that I sold. Why I Choose To Roll My CALL Option Contract When Share Price Falls It is true that when the share price of a stock falls, the stock also loses … Continue reading Q&A: Your Covered CALL Contracts Are Generating Good Returns But Your Shares Are Losing Money!
US stocks fell for the second straight day after the Federal Reserve's minutes revealed that officials are ready for a higher interest rate hike and a greater balance sheet reduction to aggressively fight inflation. I have initiated (sell) covered call positions in Tesla and Nvidia in March 2022, with SP USD1,200 and USD280 respectively. As … Continue reading [6 April 22 Trades] Rolling Options Contracts To Profit Even When Market Is Down